Looking for some A.C. poker results? Man, we got results.
Starting with the WSOP Circuits events.
Event 8 of the circuit events was a $500 buy-in No Limit event held Dec. 16-17 that attracted 271 entrants and a prize pool of $131,435.
The winner was John Dever of Ephrata Pa, who takes home $31,544.
Dever, an amateur, is getting a lot of headlines for a come from behind win which saw him overcome a nine to one disadvantage in the chip count to make the final table and then win the tournament.
A key double up, when his K-J beat pocket aces as running jacks came on the turn and the river, allowed him to make the final table with only about 247K in chips, the lowest count. The chip leader had more than 1 million.
Dever kept chipping up, but was still out-chipped 3 to 1 when heads-up play started. He faced off against Michael McGuinness of Toms River.
The two seemed inclined to bet out before the flops and Dever doubled up twice on pre-flop all ins before taking the final hand with pocket threes that held up through the river.
“I’m pretty much shocked, but happy,” said Dever.
Event 9 of the WSOP circuit was a seven card stud event held Dec. 17-18, and, as is usual with stud events, the turnout was a light 79 entrants for the $300 buy-in event. The prize pool was $22,989 with first place going to Chris Reslock of A.C. He wins $7,816.
Oh, one other thing. Reslock, who has more than $1,7 Million in tournament wins, tied a record with his fourth circuit ring victory, tying him with Men “The Master” Nguyen and Mark “Pegasus” Smith.
The former cab driver is also famous for beating Phil Ivey heads-up in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud World Championship.
This just in — Reslock is good at stud games.
We’ve also have some results from the Borgata’s December mini-series, which provided a little competition in the marina for the WSOP circuit.
The casino’s $1,500 buy in Deepstack event Dec. 17-18 attracted 140 entries for a $210,00 prize pool. The math is a lot easier without the extra 3 percent vig for staff the WSOP charges.
The event was won by David Inselberg of New York who wins $61,110. Inselberg also got an about $2,000 cash last weekend at the Borgata events and this win should put him over $500,000 in lifetime tournament winnings.
Saturday, The Borgata held a $300 buy-in event that drew 171 players and a $51,300 prize pool. The winner was Laurence Goldstein of Medford N.Y. who wins $14,928.